- You can have three starter: Machop, Drowzee, Skarmory.
- A bunch of new characters: our protagonist, the Seven Barons, a Pokemon thief named Cookman, etc…
- Some old characters make a cameo in this game: Professor Oak, Brenden and May, Bill, Brock.
- You have to spend a lot of time to explore every corners of the Septo region.
- The conversations between characters are now more humorous.
- There are 386 Pokemon in total.
- There are no Pokemon Gym Challenges at all. You fight the Seven Barons instead.